TOS COUNCIL ELECTION — VOTE NOW!

The TOS Council election is being conducted electronically. All TOS members were sent an email message from The Oceanography Society on December 1 at 6:00 pm EST containing a unique ballot link with a random, secret access key. If you are a TOS member and did not receive this message, please contact Jenny Ramarui, TOS Executive Director (jenny@tos.org or 301-251-7708) to receive voting instructions. All votes must be cast by January 31, 2021 (11:59 EST). > Learn More

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FROM THE PRESIDENT, MARTIN VISBECK
As 2020 comes to a close, I reflect on how the global coronavirus pandemic has caused dramatic changes to society and ocean science—changes that were unimaginable a year ago. As we all adjusted to new daily routines, we quickly learned to work and communicate almost exclusively electronically, we redesigned or rescheduled field experiments, and we gathered virtually as conferences and smaller group meetings moved online. … > Read more

NOVEMBER OCEANOGRAPHY STUDENT NEWS IS ONLINE
Keep up to date on oceanography student resources and opportunities. > Read now

OCEANOGRAPHY NEWS

THE DECEMBER ISSUE IS ONLINE!

The special issue on Understanding the Effects of Offshore Wind Energy Development on Fisheries provides an overview of what has been learned from research and monitoring of offshore wind farm impacts on fisheries resources. 
> See the full issue  

A REQUEST FROM EDUCATION COLUMNIST SIMON BOXALL

In Simon’s September column, he asks readers to send him an email about how you have adapted your teaching material during the coronavirus pandemic, how students have responded, and how many of these changes you will take into the future oceanography classroom. He will incorporate responses in his next column. Please email Simon at: simon.boxall@soton.ac.uk.

Teaching from Home?

Need some ocean sciences resources to keep your kids entertained,
but also have them learn something? Check out these resources.

Earth Institute Live

A K-12 channel of videos bringing scientific research to classrooms.

Actually, It’s Phytoplankton

Explore Ocean Ecology and NASA’s PACE Mission.
A podcast for kids, families, and teachers.

Ocean Exploration Trust

Lesson companions to Exploration Vessel Nautilus expeditions and
a library of graphics, photos, videos, and activities. 

Marine Mammal Commission

Learn about the natural world and marine science, particularly marine mammal science.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Learn about Earth’s ocean & coasts, weather & atmosphere, climate, marine life, and much more. 

Schmidt Ocean Institute

Never stop expanding your understanding of the ocean.
Learn about the ocean and marine careers.

Aquarium Online Academy

Virtual field trip of sea life and marine-related education and fun.

Discovery of Sound in the Sea

A variety of resources for students, educators, and others who are interested in the science of sound in the sea. 

MBARI: Science at Home

A small collection of activities and lesson plans from MBARI and
various other organizations that can be used at home.

Planktomania

Discover what lies beneath the surface! Marine plankton plays a
fundamental role in the ecology and climate of our planet.

Te mana o te moana

Links to educational resources focused on sea turtles.
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